Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bay Area Wedding and Engagement Photographer - Shannon + Tommy {Engaged}

I met Shannon and Tommy at Starbucks a few months ago to talk about their upcoming wedding.  While Tommy went to get us coffee (so sweet might I add), Shannon began telling about all the details for their soon to be wedding day...well, right then I knew that they were the PERFECT couple for me!  And then recently, when we began discussing details for their engagement session...lets just say that I couldn't wait!  Sunflowers, mason jars (they had me at mason jars), bikes, maps...oh all the details made me happy! 

Then, thier love story...what's not to love about it.  Friends since the 8th grade, years passed, miles apart, and one day they were connected again...and this time their connection will last forever! 

Shannon and Tommy, seriously, you two are the best!  Thank you for waking up so early on a Saturday morning, and spending time in front of my camera!  The love between you two is just beautiful, and I cannot, wait until your wedding day in September!!  Until then, here are some of my favorite images from the day...and be sure to view the slideshow with even MORE of my favorite images (be sure to turn up your speakers :) 

don't forget to view the slideshow...there are many more from this adorable engagement session to view :)


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - {Engagement Sneak Peek}


"Love is a dream that comes alive when we meet."

Author Unknown

more to come...


Monday, July 18, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area *Blogger* Photographer - Lauren {LSL}

Look So Lovely...otherwise known as LSL was created by one of my dearest friends Lauren!  You have to check out her blog if you are ever in the need of some awesome inspiration :)  The two of us got together for lunch recently in San Francisco, and of course I brought along my camera to snap a few photos of her!  I thought I'd ask her a few questions too, so that you all could get to know her more, and find out how LSL was born :)


LL: "What made you start a blog?"

LJ: I was really interested in having a creative outlet in my life. I have always been interested in fashion, interior design and different ways to decorate, but I don't have any formal education on the subject, just my opinions. I work a standard 8-5 desk job that didn't allow for a whole lot of creativity and I felt like something was missing. I read a bunch of blogs daily and felt really inspired to try it on my own, it was more of a "why not" moment that got me started.

LL: "What was the inspiration behind the name LOOK SO LOVELY"

LJ: Well, there isn't much too this title other than I tend to always say to myself when I see something that catches my eye..."look so lovely!" And, I thought it was a much better blog title than amaze balls! ;)

LL: "What are your favorite websites/blogs to go to for inspiraton"

 LJ: Narrowing it down will be hard, but some of my favorites are:
Young House Love- which is this great blog about a family and fixing up their home, it's full of inspiration for decorating tips, all kinds of home DIY projects, and they are pretty cute to read about. (this site was my first real taste of blogs and the one that really got me wanting to do my own.) Design*Sponge- which is this great resource center of all types of projects (design & DIY), inspirational pictures, and a really helpful site for anyone that is new to the blogging world, with lots of resident advice. Coco+Kelley- great interiors and fashion, the main star behind this blog just got signed on to one of my favorite online mags, Rue.
Also, Elements of Style, Design Love Fest , Mrs. Lilien are fab. And of course, my favorite fashion blogger, The Satorialist.

Now that you know a little bit more about LSL, feel free to head on over to her blog, and get ready to be inspired :)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just Because...

Happy Thursday!!

Here's just a little sneak peek of a little something I'm working on...

Lauren from LSL :)  More about her and more pics coming soon!!


Friday, July 8, 2011

San Francisco Bay Newborn Photographer {LTP} San Francisco

Leah and Vic...first I have to say that your little guy is just totally adorable!  I still can't believe that it just a few months ago that we photographed your maternity, time flies!  Thank you both for having me document such a special time in your lives! Leah you were seriously glowing the entire time.  And Vic, you just looked so, so happy!  LTP is so lucky to have you guys are parents :)

Here are some of my favorite images from the day!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer {Holly + Mark} Married

"How is Holly doing?” is one of the first things that Mark asked me when I saw him...and right there I knew that this was going to be such a special day! Mark and Holly met through mutual friends while living in Hawaii, and little did they know that fast forward to 2011, they would be walking down the aisle and becoming husband and wife. Guest and family members came from near and far to witness these two come together as one! After all the speeches, Holly stood up and spoke a few words. She said that she didn’t think she would be able to say anything without crying, then she looked at her husband with a trembling voice and said “Home is not an address…home is being with you".  There wasn’t a dry eye in the room; including mine.

Holly and Mark…your wedding day was magical.  Thank you for having me there to document such a important part of your lives.  I have no doubt that you will spend the rest of your lives just as happy as you were on your wedding day; if not happier! 

There are so many wonderful images from the day, but here are just a few (ok...a lot) of my favorites, and of course be sure to watch the slideshow for more :)

 thank you to my second shooter Renata for capturing the image below!

  LOVED all the birds and bird houses!

be sure to watch the slideshow for more images from their wedding!

Thank you to the following for making their wedding day flawless! :)

Florist: Grohe Florist
Guitarist: Dave Blakey from AEC Entertainment
DJ: Randy Harris from AEC Entertainment
Day of Coordinators: My New Best Friends